[mythtv-users] USB IR receiver for Harmony remote

John Andrunas john at andrunas.net
Wed Aug 8 17:06:43 UTC 2007

I quit fighting with LIRC long ago and never looked back.  I bought a cheap
wireless keyboard, and a JP1 remote, and have been happy as can be since.  I
got so frustrated with LIRC crapping out for no reason.

On 8/8/07, David Segall <david at segall.net> wrote:
> Mike LaPlante wrote:
> > Willy Boyd wrote:
> >> That has _got_ to be something already in the Harmony DB, to keep us
> >> from having to "teach" codes which we can't fire off (not having the
> >> physical device).  The trick is finding out which one.  Their app is
> >> mostly nice but is definitely a tad slow.  If you do happen to call
> >> tech support and get some good info, please share!  :-)  I haven't yet
> >> simply because I know I don't have a good universal receiver anyway.
> >>
> >>
> > Now, that I've already spent the money on this StreamZap I'm beginning
> > to think I went about this all the wrong way. I should have just bought
> > an IR keyboard to begin with. Wouldn't even need to mess with LIRC then.
> > ./sigh
> >
> > May be going back to Fry's to see if they will let me return that
> > StreamZap and get an IR keyboard. Keyboard should communicate with an IR
> > receiver that converts everything to PS/2. Harmony should learn those
> > codes, and myth will think I'm just using a keyboard. Bah, why didn't I
> > think of all that last night. :-/
> Why bother with an IR keyboard? An ordinary keyboard can do everything
> an IR keyboard or a remote can do and is available at boot time or when
> lirc is not running. I'm happy with my "Adesso Wireless Slimtouch Mini"
> <http://www.adesso.com/products_detail.asp?productid=281>. It includes a
> laptop-style touchpad. I liked the look of the Logitech DiNovo Edge
> <http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/192&cl=us,en
> >
>    but decided on the smaller, lighter and significantly cheaper Adesso.
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